Plan your visit

Embark on a captivating journey through time by visiting Wawel Castle, a historic gem nestled in the heart of Krakow, Poland. This enchanting fortress atop Wawel Hill promises a day filled with regal splendor, artistic wonders, and a deep dive into the rich tapestry of Polish history.

A visit to Wawel Castle is more than a tourist excursion; it’s a royal odyssey through the annals of Polish history. As you explore its sacred chapels, regal chambers, and archaeological wonders, you’ll find yourself immersed in the grandeur and cultural richness that define this iconic landmark in Krakow.

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How long do you need for Wawel Castle?

Wawel Castle is an enormous object. To see all exhibitions and attractions, you will need about 6-8 hours. It is good to have 3 to 4 hours to see most of Wawel. 

What is the best way to visit Wawel Castle​

For first-time visitors of the castle, we recommend selecting no more than 3-4 exhibitions in one day.

  • Important to visit are Interiors (Royal Private Apartments) to see one of the greatest works and monuments of art as well to feel how the kings lived.
  • A good choice can be considered to visit the underground castle (“Lost Wawel”). You will see there how the medieval castle looked like on the reconstructions, ruins of old infrastructures and much more.
  • The third exhibition good to see for first-time visitors is a combination of the Royal Armoury and Crown Treasury. You can see them easily with a single visit. In this exhibition, you may have a look at magnificent works of art, crown jewels and insignia of royal power so as an enormous collection of weapons and armours.

Take a breath during the visit

Except for time spent on visiting castle exhibitions It is a good idea to save some of it for a walk over the courtyard. You can relax on multiple sun loungers next to the beautiful botanical specimens grown in the castle. From spring to autumn on rainless days there are also opened royal gardens (entrance ticketed) where you can find more specimens. 

gardens on Wawel

Why should I visit Wawel castle?

Wawel Castle has 6 different permanent exhibitions, with 6 different seasonal routes. It is one of the greatest heritages of Poland, a fantastic tourist attraction and countless stories to learn. A visit to the Wawel Royal Castle can show you what the past Polish rulers lived like, and see their precious treasures.

panorama of the Cracow from Wawel

See the incredible panorama of Krakow​

During your visit, you can also take breathtaking pictures with an incredible panorama of Krakow. It is possible to climb the highest tower available to visitors (Sandomierska Tower – entrance ticketed) to have even better panorama views.

Wawel Castle popular questions

Wawel Castle what to see?

It is good to see the castle  interiors. Good place to see can be crown treasury. Interesting to go are undergrounds and Lost Wawel.

From what time can you visit Wawel?
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Why is the Wawel royal castle famous?
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Who lives in Wawel Castle?
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How old is Wawel?
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Is Wawel castle free?
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Who is buried in Wawel Castle?
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What is worth seeing at Wawel with children?
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Private Tour to Crown Treasury & Armoury​

Highlights:
Experience the Wawel Royal Castle with Private Guide. Learn about the legacy left by the Polish Kings. Visit the royal rooms and apartments. Admire fantastic works of art during the tour of Wawel Castle Interiors.

Available at: 
Tuesday – Sundays
Every hour from 10:00 am to 2:00pm
From
74,99€
per group
cloisters on the Wawel
cloisters on the Wawel

Private Tour to Crown Treasury & Armoury

Highlights:
Experience the Wawel Royal Castle with Private Guide. Learn about the legacy left by the Polish Kings. Visit the royal rooms and apartments. Admire fantastic works of art during the tour of Wawel Castle Interiors.

Available at: 
Tuesday – Sundays
Every hour from 10:00 am to 2:00pm
From
110€
per group

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